Corporate social responsibility
The EcoPower is committed to maintaining a high standard of health and safety for all our employees, members of the public and any other persons who may be affected by our operations and work activities.
The EcoPower operates in a global market and the method by which the EcoPower Health and Safety Policy is incorporated into its businesses is reflected in local arrangements for each Division or individual operating company.
The EcoPower Health and Safety Policy Statement is presented in the EcoPower Health and Safety Policy document. The Group Managing Director has overall responsibility for the EcoPower Health and Safety Policy, its implementation and its review.
The Group Health and Safety Policy encompasses and supports divisional policies and individual operating company policies. Divisional managing directors or individual operating company managing directors have overall 'local' responsibility for their Health and Safety Policy, its implementation and its review.
In recognising its legal responsibilities, the EcoPower Managing Director, on behalf of the Board, therefore intends that EcoPower Holdings Ltd. will ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, or endeavour to ensure (dependent upon location), the health, safety and welfare of its employees whilst at work and also those who may be affected by its undertaking.
This duty is expanded to ensure:
the provision and maintenance of safe plant and systems of work
suitable arrangements for the safe transport, use, storage and handling of articles and substances
adequate provision of information, instruction, training and supervision as necessary to ensure the safety of employees
the maintenance of a safe place of work with safe access and egress
the provision and maintenance of a safe and healthy working environment with adequate welfare facilities.
We will ensure there are effective systems of communication for health and safety issues throughout EcoPower up to and including Board level.
We will ensure that the management of health and safety shall rank equally with other EcoPower plc business objectives.
We will ensure that adequate resources are committed and documentation issued to enable the effective operation of the health and safety management system - compliance with current legislation being the minimum standard.
We will ensure adequate consultation and coordination with all employees with regard to the implementation, maintenance and monitoring of the health and safety arrangements to enable each company and its employees to co-operate effectively to promote and develop a positive health and safety culture.
All employees have a duty to comply with the policy, co-operate with management and work in a safe manner, taking reasonable care for the health and safety of themselves and other persons who may be affected by their acts or omissions. The policy will be reviewed every 3 years or sooner if there are significant organisational changes.